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IS GOD IS by Aleshea Harris


Senior Thesis



Director and Producer. Cultivated a synergistic process around vulnerability, identity, and safety. Used the symbolism of imposing, "accessible" multimedia as an ode to the systems that have both failed and ostracized the twins, as well as a way to heighten expression for actors and experience for the audience. My vision was to focus on the tension between genres and the naturalist/surrealist juxtaposition posed in the play's structure. This served to push actors to heightened performances safely by creating a room of trust, and to ground the "larger than life" feel the story purports.

Thank you to my collaborators! By Aleshea Harris Directed by Jayda Jones FEATURING Arden Carethers as ANAIA Nina Larkins as RACINE Trystan Edwards as SHE Kenyon Terrell as MAN Moriah Groff as ANGIE Jaden Perez as SCOTCH Emmanuel Okeke as RILEY Tyler Bey as CHUCK HALL CREATIVE TEAM Director/Producer: Jayda Jones Assistant Director: Mary Olivette Bookman Dramaturg: Sophia Gayoso-Nordling Associate Producer: Aurora Winger Assistant Producer: Tzipporah Goins Fight Choreographer: Raekwon Fuller Intimacy Choreographer: Juju Jaworksi Lighting Supervisors: Will Rossiter, Zac Zwart Lighting Consultant: Amara McNeil Assistant Lighting Consultant: Ara Tandon Associate Lighting Designers: Raina Williams, Kat Fitzpatrick Sound Designer: Sabina Ali Assistant Sound Designer: Jaden Perez Assistant Sound Designer: Elian Rivera Scenic Designer: Raquel Sklar Costume Designer: Harry Cooper Associate Costume Designer, SFX Makeup Artist: Arielle Schmid Assistant SFX Makeup Artists: Anna Helldorfer, Izzi Budetti Props Designer: Manon McCollum Projections Designer: Alex Alipio Assistant Projections Designer: Kamau Nosakhere PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT Production Stage Manager: Pradanya Subramanyan Stage Managers: Raina Williams, Lisa Fulson Assistant Production Manager: Sophia Gayoso-Nordling Production Manager: Zac Zwart Production Assistant: Brian Tong Social Media Manager: Kenyon Terrell, Jayda Jones PHOTOGRAPHY Rehearsal Photographers: Natalia Guedes, Joshua Screen, Lisa Fulson  Production Photos: Cason Doyle

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